British minister in Syria for two-day trip

Hague was due to arrive in Syria on Wednesday for a long-planned two-day trip, as unrest engulfed parts of the Middle East.

British minister in Syria for two-day trip

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague was due to arrive in Syria on Wednesday for a long-planned two-day trip, as unrest engulfed parts of the Middle East, including neighbouring Lebanon.

During the trip he will hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad about the political situation in Lebanon, the Middle East peace process and Iran's nuclear programme, Hague's office said in a statement.

Hague arrives at a time of unprecedented protests in Egypt against the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak, following the overthrow two weeks ago of Tunisian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolt.

Violence has also broken out in Lebanon this week, with protesters burning tyres and blocking roads across the country, after Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati was named prime minister.

Reuters

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